Kentucky Farmhouse Chicken Noodle Soup

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

I have changed my Mother's recipe to suit my tastes as an adult, but this soup brings back great memories of cold rainy nights in Kentucky. My Mom used to make chicken noodle soup for us when it was cold outside. So this is my version! Really you can put anything that you have left over in the fridge and I always make a large batch and freeze it in individual servings. Then when its cold here in Colorado, I just defrost my chicken noodle soup and I have a nice warm comforting bowl full!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in Dutch oven or large pot.
  2. Add onions and saute until translucent.
  3. Add garlic and saute for about 1 minute or until you smell the garlic.
  4. Put the carrots, sweet potato, celery, and mushrooms into the dutch oven. Saute for about 15 minutes or until vegetables are cooked, but not mushy.
  5. Add the chicken broth and if needed enough water to cover the vegetables.
  6. Stir in chicken, cilantro, fresh thyme, basil, bay leaves, cumin, pepper flakes, pasta, kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper.
  7. Bring the soup to a boil. Turn burner to low and allow to simmer covered for about 20 minutes or until pasta is al dente. (Time to cook pasta may differ depending on where you live.).
  8. Uncover and continue to cook for about 10 minutes or until vegetables are done to your liking.
  9. Taste soup for seasoning adjustments.
  10. Serve in bowls with warm crusty bread!
Most Helpful

4 5

this soup is wonderful. I made it for my mother-in-law after surgery and she loved it too. Great ingredients. quite the variety, but very tasty.